And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God (Romans 12:2 KJV).
We need to be transformed. We need to be different. We live in this world but we are not of the world. Our views have to change.
When I think of this scripture I think of Transformers (Robots in disguise). In the movie the transformers would be in disguise to hide from the world. Others didn’t quite understand them and so in order to be kept safe they would hide but when they transformed they actually were protectors of the earth from villain robots that wanted to do harm. When you commit to Christ you are transformed, you no longer have to hide, there is no more shame – all of your sins are under the blood. We are now protectors of the earth; the bible tells us we are the SALT of the earth (Matthew 5:13). Jesus used salt to describe how Christians are needed to bring balance and hope to an otherwise dying world (http://www1.cbn.com/devotions/salt-of-the-earth). Who do you think keeps this earth afloat; if it wasn’t for the prayers from the body of believers we would certainly be destroyed.
When you start the process of transformation it takes time; start with what you say – instead of saying I’m broke say I am in between blessings. What you hear/listen to has to change – positive in and keep negative out. Change your attitude; change your heart. Refrain from being mean and unkind. Love thy neighbor as thy self.
When you made that commitment to GOD; you surrendered yourself to him. You have tried it YOUR WAY and YOUR WAY does not work. Now it’s time to do it GOD’s way. Follow his word, follow his direction, follow his path. Seek him in everything you do – to what you choose to eat for breakfast in the morning, to how to manage your finances. WE NEED HIM daily and daily our FLESH will rise up against HIS WILL. Shut it down.
AND KEEP IT REAL! Stop trying to be something you are not. With all this reality TV, drama shows and social media we consciously and subconsciously take on personalities that are not of GOD. It’s too many that want to be the Cookie Lyon’s of the world – that is a fictional character – the real Cookie Lyon would be going right back to jail. BE YOU – who God called you to be and if your unsure of who that is, then ask your Heavenly Father – Who do you want me to be? What do you want me to do? you are the Potter and I am the clay – mold me and make me Lord in your own way. Hallelujah!!!